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RA Risk Increased By Secondhand Smoke Exposure During Childhood
Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may heighten the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, even in non-smokers, according to new research.
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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who have other comorbid conditions are undertreated when hospitalized for exacerbations, study finds.
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The 29th annual list is compiled to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care.
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The FDA permitted marketing of the first mobile medical app that can be used as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy.
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New proposed rules for the Medicare Part D drug program could affect the manner in which pharmacy benefit managers administer the program and could impact profitability.
Healthcare stakeholders must evaluate how to use resources more efficiently as it has become clear that driving down prices in one segment of care has not improved medical outcomes for the majority of patients.
This cost analysis demonstrated that onabotulinumtoxinA is one of the least-costly treatment options for inadequately managed overactive bladder syndrome.
An estimation and comparison of the cost of home phototherapy versus biologics over a 3-year time horizon in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
The study found no mean difference in all-cause healthcare costs for patients with newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation initiating treatment with dabigatran versus warfarin.
Buprenorphine treatment with and without induction was found to decrease costs and utilization in opioid-dependent benefciaries.
Focusing on cost alone could diminish the vital service aspects behind successfully caring for a patient in a specialty pharmacy.
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